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How a Massacre of Nearly 300 in Syria Was Revealed

In this article in New/Lines Magazine, published on April 27 2022, Uğur Ümit Üngör and Annsar Shahhoud discuss how they conducted undercover research and tricked Assad intelligence officers into confessing to committing a massacre in 2013 of 288 civilians. https://newlinesmag.com/reportage/how-a-massacre-of-nearly-300-in-syria-was-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR0CPgCgz-0LDTM3CSMmR9zKQPWxuwTgZf7VVMb1Yx2lsG-ftqB1gHMsqg8  

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PSN Book Launch Recording Now Available

Watch the discussion of Eva Mona Altmann’s Das Unsagbare Verschweigen: Holocaust-Literatur aus Täterperspektive (Concealing the Unspeakable: Holocaust-Literature from the Perpetrators’ Perspective, Transcript, 2021). The discussants were Juliane Prade-Weiss and Brigitte Jirku, and the event was moderated by Susanne Knittel. This was the sixth event in the 2021-22 series.

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Watch the discussion of Salvador Santino F. Regilme’s Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (University of Michigan Press, 2021).. The discussants were Yuna Han and Bonny Ibhawoh. The event was moderated by Daniel Blocq. This was the fifth event in the 2021-22 series.

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Watch the discussion of Alexander Hinton’s It Can Happen Here: White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the US (NYU Press, 2021). The discussants were Al Frankowski and Cathy Schlund-Vials. The discussion was moderated by Victoria Sanford. This was the fourth event in the 2021-22 series.

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Out now: JPR Issue 4.1!

We are happy to announce the publication of the latest issue of the Journal of Perpetrator Research! This is a rich and varied issue featuring a Roundtable discussion on the theme of populism, authoritarianism, and perpetrator studies, with contributions by Alex Hinton, Luisa Morettin, and Wulf Kansteiner, as well as interviews with Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Valentina Pisanty…

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Watch the discussion of Pamela Steiner’s book Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839 (Hart Publishing, 2021). The event was moderated by novelist, essayist and Pamuk translator Maureen Freely, and the discussant was historian Thomas Kohut, author of Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past. This was the…

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Watch the discussion of Edward B. Westermann’s book Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany (Cornell UP, 2021). Discussants were Doris Bergen and Adam Jones, and the event was moderated by Hilary Earl. This was the second event in the 2021-22 series.

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Watch the discussion of Omar McDoom’s the Path to Genocide in Rwanda. The recording features a presentation of the book by the author, followed by responses from Hollie Nyseth Brehm and Jens Meierhenrich. This was the first event in the 2021-22 Series.  

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New Books in Perpetrator Studies Launch Series 2021-2022

The Perpetrator Studies Network is happy to announce the 2021-2022 edition of the New Books in Perpetrator Studies book launch series. The year-long online series will introduce recent publications in the field and bring authors into conversation with researchers from other disciplines. The aim is to foster dialogue, across disciplines, on key issues currently discussed…

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Membership

Want to be a member of The Perpetrator Studies Network? Just send a short bio and your contact information to Susanne Knittel.

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